Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

-  Colossians 4:2


Richard and Anne Hoyt (Chad, DPG Day 1)
Praise God for the safe arrival of Adele Elizabeth Hoyt, the third child of Tim and Kristin. Pray for Sandra, one of the Acacia women, whose second child is due any day now. Pray for the church in Chad, as she recovers from the recent division.

Chris and Cheryl Mason (NSW, DPG Day 4)
Praise God that the Central Australian Eastern Arrernte recording project is an encouragement, having been completed in time for the Eastern Arrernte Scriptures dedication. Praise God that the recordings have been well received. Pray for strength and attention to detail as Chris and Cheryl work on the audio and associated details of recordings. Pray the Lord will continue to use these materials to help many come to know Jesus and grow in their faith. Pray for son Daniel, who has finished second year uni. Pray that his infected big toe will improve soon. Pray for Tim as he looks for work during his gap year. Pray for Renee as she joins her school mission team to Cambodia (13-24 December). Pray for her as she learns driving in busy Sydney.

Paul and Debbie Howells (Philippines, DPG Day 10)
Praise God that 1350 believers gathered for the Church Family Conference in Lapoc in early December, with one highlight being the baptism of 187 people.

John and Kathy Harris (Netherlands, DPG Day 14)
Praise God for the years Kathy has been able to serve ITeams Netherlands. Pray for her in this transitional month before she looks for English-teaching jobs in 2018. Praise God for his faithfulness to John, Kathy, Andre and Dane, and in their ministry. Pray for John as he finishes teaching the Christian Disciplines course and organises and prepares for a new teaching course on Leadership for the Thousand Hills College in the new year. Pray that John can finalise the new ITeams NL website and have it ready to launch in the new year. John will be involved in an interactive outdoor Christmas Journey at Thousand Hills on December 22 — pray for good weather and for people to be drawn to hear the hope of Jesus. Pray for ITeams teams across Europe as they share the good news that in Jesus new life and hope is possible — Thousand Hills Church will hold four services.

Chris and Judy Ayers (Specialists, DPG Day 19)
Praise God for the blessed time their family has had in Queensland in the last six months. Pray for them as they prepare for their move to NZ, where Chris and Judy will take on the roles of National Directors of Pioneers New Zealand in the new year. Pray for safe travel in the coming weeks. Pray that they will have wisdom and discernment in knowing which are the most important priorities as they begin their new ministry. Pray that they will continue to grow in love and compassion for those whom they serve, with their eyes fixed on Jesus. Pray that the children will settle down well into their new environment too.

Kevin and Eloise Dyer (Specialists, DPG Day 19)
Praise God that, through Bright Hope in 2017, 4105 people received clean water; 1800 students received funds so they could go to school; 429,566 poor children got a nutritious hot meal; 1620 poor families received loans to help them start a small business; 33,400 people received immediate medical care from a doctor or nurse; and many thousands of people have trusted Jesus as their Saviour. Pray for Eloise who is being managed for memory loss.

Pray for the quick resolution of pain and weakness in Chris Eglinton’s left arm and hand.

These items are sourced from emails and other communications received from cross-cultural workers.
The workers are identified by the day number in the current AMT Daily Prayer Guide.


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